I love going out to eat, especially when dining out involves one of my favorite restaurants (usually Italian or sushi). Unfortunately, for many of us, dining out often results in a high-calorie, overeating extravaganza.
In a past blog post, I’ve offered this strategy: As soon as your meal is served, divide it in half. Put half in a carry-out container and set it aside for a future meal, and eat the other half. It takes some discipline (as any worthwhile endeavor does), but it works.
Here’s another idea: Before you go out to eat, grab a snack. Aim for about 200 calories, and make sure the snack contains at least 15 grams of protein. Examples of pre-restaurant snacks could be a whey protein powder shake or apple with peanut butter or cheese. This strategy provides nutrition-dense calories that will blunt your appetite and help you eat more reasonably when dining out.
Please also see related article, Eat Smaller, More Frequent Meals and Snacks.
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